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The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe house that’s costly and vulnerable. The end of America’s “exorbitant privilege” looms in the

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How Will the New NAFTA Deal Impact Global Economies?

October 23, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, is a treaty between the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. It is considered the world’s largest trade agreement. Between the three of them, the countries have a gross domestic product (GDP)

Dr Steinbock Update: Mexico’s Historical Election and Obrador’s Triumph

July 3, 2018 • World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                                                         For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. After July 1, …

United States Deficits 101

June 29, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Richard Westra Beginning in the 1980s the United States transitioned from its position as predominant national economy and workshop of the post-war world to a global economy, dependent on the world for the consumer goods demanded by its populace as

How the Caribbean Government can Strategically Address the Different Challenges Facing the Region?

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Miguel Goede The Caribbean is a diverse group of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). While the region presents various growth opportunities, it is grappling with a number of challenges such as climate change, resulting in devastating hurricanes. By

Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global Insights, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are

Yellen’s Twin Legacies – Powell’s Dilemma

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus As Yellen leaves the Powell Fed with two contradictory legacies, the question of the day is which will the Powell Fed now follow? Does it continue Yellen’s policy of relatively slow and occasional rate hike? Or does it raise rates faster, and

US-China Trade at Global Crossroads

November 13, 2017 • Columns, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite “America First” policies, President Trump’s economic agenda needs expanding trade with China.   President Donald Trump began his gruelling 12-day Asia tour amid US Special Counsel’s first indictments, which cast a shadow

BRICS – Potential and Future in an Emerging New World Economy

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The article is based on an interview with Tashreeq Truebody, Radio 786, South Africa. Peter Koenig elaborates on the potential of BRICS in the new emerging global economy where western supremacy would be a thing of the past.   Questions

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich

October 9, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus It seems that one of the agenda of the Trump administration is to make sure that the rich keeps getting richer, the poor stays where they are, while the middle class joins the latter. This is what the Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut will ensure